March 2, 2009 Subject:
incomplete, and not good anyway
This movie poorly portrays an innocent queen who was a victim of a drunken king who wanted to show her off to his guests because of her beauty. It was not proper for the king to use her in such a way, and she refused. In his anger, the king banished her, but when he regained his sobriety, he regretted what he had done, but as king, he could not undo his own edict. Here is a portion of the Scripture that was erroneously portrayed by the movie:
5.When these days were over, the king gave a banquet, lasting seven days, in the enclosed garden of the king's palace, for all the people from the least to the greatest, who were in the citadel of Susa.
6.The garden had hangings of white and blue linen, fastened with cords of white linen and purple material to silver rings on marble pillars. There were couches of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl and other costly stones.
7.Wine was served in goblets of gold, each one different from the other, and the royal wine was abundant, in keeping with the king's liberality.
8.By the king's command each guest was allowed to drink in his own way, for the king instructed all the wine stewards to serve each man what he wished.
9.Queen Vashti also gave a banquet for the women in the royal palace of King Xerxes.
10.On the seventh day, when King Xerxes was in high spirits from wine, he commanded the seven eunuchs who served him--Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar and Carcas--
11.to bring before him Queen Vashti, wearing her royal crown, in order to display her beauty to the people and nobles, for she was lovely to look at.
12.But when the attendants delivered the king's command, Queen Vashti refused to come. Then the king became furious and burned with anger.
Back to my comment: Vashti was not a whore and she refused to be treated like one, and she was banished, not murdered. One saving grace about the movie; Haman was, in fact, a complete jerk.
July 21, 2007 Subject:
39 minutes of Esther, but where's the King?
Film should be 109 (1 h 49 mins) minutes long, but the DVix of 392 MB only has 39 minutes.